What does qualify mean?

Definitions for qualify
ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪqual·i·fy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word qualify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualify, measure upverb

    prove capable or fit; meet requirements

  2. qualifyverb

    pronounce fit or able

    "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"

  3. qualify, restrictverb

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"

  4. qualify, disposeverb

    make fit or prepared

    "Your education qualifies you for this job"

  5. stipulate, qualify, condition, specifyverb

    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

    "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

  6. qualify, characterize, characteriseverb

    describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

    "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

  7. modify, qualifyverb

    add a modifier to a constituent

Wiktionary

  1. qualifynoun

    An instance of throwing and catching each prop at least twice.

  2. qualifyverb

    To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.

  3. qualifyverb

    To make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task.

  4. qualifyverb

    To certify or license someone for something.

  5. qualifyverb

    To modify, limit, restrict or moderate something; especially to add conditions or requirements for an assertion to be true.

  6. qualifyverb

    To mitigate, alleviate (something); to make less disagreeable.

  7. qualifyverb

    To compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage

  8. qualifyverb

    To throw and catch each object at least twice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Qualifyverb

    to make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity

  2. Qualifyverb

    to give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate

  3. Qualifyverb

    to reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition

  4. Qualifyverb

    hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors

  5. Qualifyverb

    to soothe; to cure; -- said of persons

  6. Qualifyverb

    to be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment

  7. Qualifyverb

    to obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Qualify

    kwol′i-fī, v.t. to render capable or suitable: to furnish with legal power: to limit by modifications: to soften: to abate: to reduce the strength of: to vary: (Scots law) to prove, confirm.—v.i. to take the necessary steps to fit one's self for a certain position.—adj. Qual′ifiable.—ns. Qualificā′tion, that which qualifies: a quality that fits a person for a place, &c.: (logic) the attaching of quality, or the distinction of affirmative and negative, to a term: abatement: (Shak.) pacification; Qual′ificātive, that which qualifies, modifies, or restricts: a qualifying term or statement; Qual′ificātor (R.C.), one who prepares ecclesiastical causes for trial.—adj. Qual′ificātory.—p.adj. Qual′ified, fitted: competent: modified: limited.—adv. Qual′ifiedly.—ns. Qual′ifiedness; Qual′ifier.—adj. Qual′ifying.—Property qualification, the holding of a certain amount of property as a condition to the right of suffrage, &c. [Fr.,—Low L. qualificāre—L. qualis, of what sort, facĕre, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. qualify

    The capacity and ability to act and do and have the accurate and specific proof of that ability.

    She did qualify for the Director job and achieved so much.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'qualify' in Verbs Frequency: #568

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualify in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of qualify in a Sentence

  1. Pascal Lamy:

    The U.S. president is taking trade decisions that are in total violation of the WTO rules, that was the case with these Mexican tariffs. The notion that you put a tariff because there are too many people crossing the border is just miles away from any letter and spirit of the WTO agreement. Which is why I qualify this as hostage-taking.

  2. Paddy Lowe:

    It's the first time we'll see the supersoft compound used at this track... and that will likely create a more extreme example of what we saw in Bahrain, where the best qualifying tire is unlikely to be a great race tire, every team is bound to want to qualify on the supersoft, but if it grains( wears) in the race, we could see cars stopping in the first five laps.

  3. Georgios Printezis:

    It felt like a final but we still have to win one more game in order to qualify, barcelona are very dangerous and we have to forget this victory straight away in order to start focusing on the next game.

  4. Umar Sadiq:

    I've got three more fights to win to qualify, i guess it adds to the prestige of being in an Olympics because not only have you got to make your national team but also make the best of the world. I'm alright with it. I like traveling anyway.

  5. Shaun White:

    I'd love to compete, obviously, I have to qualify and do a bunch of different things to get there, but that's the plan.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. usurious
    • B. sesquipedalian
    • C. lacerate
    • D. inexpiable

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